DesktopLinux: Debian: Server Yes, Desktop No
Dec 14, 2006, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"I recently decided to retire Red Hat 7 after seven years of
loyal service as a firewall/router-OS on my home LAN. Like a
red-headed stepchild grown old, it had become cranky from extended
neglect, and no longer would even shutdown or reboot without
issuing nasty messages.
"The OS was running on old hardware, the cheapest PC I was able
to get back in 1999 when I launched my home business. We're talking
about a 350MHz AMD K6 processor and less than 256MB of DRAM, with
only 156MB usable by the system..."